Packaging

FLEX M packaging machine

Packaging of pourable food products in bags of various sizes (max. width 350 mm). The FLEX M is characterized by an increased capacity and standard film cover, as well as an ergonomic film roll holder.

up to 40 bags/minuteMax. capacity
FLEX M+ packaging machine for packing salad, vegetables, fruit and non-food products in pillow bags (further bags available as options).

Arguments for use

  • Many different bag sizes possible: width from 75 mm to 350 mm and unlimited bag length
  • Extended basic equipment with a film cover and ergonomic film roll holder
  • Production of pillow bags, optionally also block bottom bags
  • Can be integrated into weighing systems or used as a stand-alone machine with manual filling

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High performance packaging in a wide range of bag sizes

The FLEX M from KRONEN's partner GKS Packaging B.V. packages vegetables, fruit and cut lettuce as well as other products such as bakery products, candy/sweets and non-food products into packages of different sizes made from a film from the roll. The bag width can be adjusted from 75 mm to 350 mm, and the bag length is unlimited (max. 230 mm per sealing process). With a production capacity of 40 bags per minute, the machine packages pourable products efficiently and safely.

The FLEX M comes with extended basic equipment with a film cover so that the packaging film is protected from drops, as well as an ergonomic film roll holder for increased operator convenience. 
Tubular bags are produced as standard, but block bottom bags are also optionally available.  

The machine’s compact design and small footprint make it flexible to use. Thanks to its low filling height, it can be integrated into weighing and dosing systems or used as a stand-alone machine with manual filling. 

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Benefits

KRONEN benefits

Extended basic equipment for an optimal packaging process

The FLEX M  is equipped with a film cover as standard, which prevents liquids or product pieces from contaminating the packaging film when it is unrolled from the roll. This ensures that there are no gaps in the seal during the sealing process. Furthermore, the packaging machine has an ergonomic film roll holder to make changing the film roll more user-friendly.  

KRONEN benefits

Production of a wide range of packaging sizes

The flexibly adjustable bag width setting from 75 mm to 350 mm and the unlimited bag length enable the production of many different bag sizes. 

KRONEN benefits

Extremely user-friendly and easy to clean

The packaging machine is easy to operate without prior knowledge due to its excellent accessibility and clear operation using of the 7-inch full-color touch screen. Thanks to the open construction and hygienic design, the machine can be cleaned quickly and easily.

KRONEN benefits

Compact, robust design with a low space requirement

Due to its compact design, the packaging machine requires little space. This enables it to be flexibly integrated into different production areas.

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Mobile and flexible

The packaging machine is equipped with casters so that it can be flexibly used in different locations in production within a very short space of time. The casters also make it easy to move it to another location for cleaning if needed.

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Flexible integration into the production process

The feeding hopper of the packaging machine was designed to make the machine suitable for both manual filling (ergonomic filling height) and automatic filling. The machine can therefore be used flexibly as a stand-alone machine or integrated into a weighing system. 

KRONEN benefits

Allen Bradley PLC and electrical components

The 99 program memory locations enable a wide of recipes to be easily stored, ensuring consistent packaging results. The high-quality electrical components guarantee the smooth operation of the packaging process. 

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Servo-driven film transport for precise bag length

The film used to produce the bags is unwound from the roll in a servo-driven procedure, which provides a high level of precision in the set bag length. 


Accessories

KRONEN accessories
Light barrier for detecting the bag length with pre-printed films

When using pre-printed films, an exact bag length is particularly important so that all bags produced have a uniform appearance. The light barrier ensures that the film is cut off at the intended point. 

KRONEN accessories
Connection for gas flushing (MAP)

To extend the shelf life of fresh (cut) products such as salad products, vegetables or fruit, a gas mixture can be added to the package before sealing the bag. Gas flushing (modified atmosphere packing) reduces the oxygen content in the packaging and can therefore extend the shelf life. 

KRONEN accessories
Printing and labeling systems

With the help of printing and labeling systems, the bags can be labeled with all important details and information directly during packaging. 

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Various weighing and dosing systems

The packaging machine can be equipped with various systems for weighing and dosing. The systems are adapted to the specific requirements and nature of the products. Different weighing systems, dosing systems or pump dosing systems are used depending on the application. 

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Processing of all conventional film types

The sealing system enables the processing of all conventional film types. PE films and other types of film can be processed in addition to PP and laminate films due to the exchangeable seal jaws. 

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Vibration unit for the even distribution of the product in the packaging

By using a vibration unit, the product is distributed more evenly in the bag. 

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Discharge belt

The belt ensures that the bags are transported safely out of the packaging machine after the sealing process without touching the floor. 

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Rotary table for efficient bag packaging

The rotary table ensures an efficient workflow when packing the bags into crates or boxes for further transport. 

KRONEN accessories
Thermal transfer printer for direct printing on the packaging film

With this printer, the most important information can be printed directly on the film so that the labeling and production of the bags can be carried out in one operation.  

up to 40 bags/minute
Capacity
Width 75–350 mm
Bag size

The capacity depends on the product, among other things.

Electrical power Power 1.2 kW
Voltage 230 V
Frequency 50 Hz
Air Working pressure 6 bar
Air consumption 150 NL/min.
Dimensions LxWxH 1495 x 962 x 1617 mm
Film and bag specifications Film width max. 750 mm
Film thickness 25–120 μ
Film roll inner diameter 76 mm (3”)
Film roll outer diameter 320 mm
Bag width min. 75 – max. 350 mm
Bag length unlimited
Bag length per sealing process max. 230 mm
The data indicated are standard information. In addition, adaptation to other supply networks (e.g. 230V/60 Hz) is optionally possible (except for manual and pneumatic machines). Subject to changes.

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